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Hi, my name is Jill Weiss and I'm going to give you a few tips on how to coach youth soccer for beginners. The main thing is with young kids just starting out on soccer, you just want to go back to the basics. You know you don't want to get some much on all the technical stuff in soccer with starting out you know how to kick a ball you know just kicking back and forth. Focus more on you know telling them get behind the ball you know so you can tell them where it needs to go. You know have them get behind the ball. Explain you know getting behind the ball that's going to guide you to where you need you know where you want the ball to go. You know later on, you can focus more on you know toe, laces, sweep spot things like that. You also want to encourage switching up positions. You know switch out goalies you know just rotating throughout positions just to kind of you know to give those young kids a different opportunity trying out different things. You know that gives you a chance as a coach to kind of see who works best where. Focus on blocking that's definitely a good one to you know definitely start out gentle. You know just kind of tossing the ball to them and have them you know kind of take their knees and word you know block with those shins. Obviously, you know you want to start gentle and slow things like that and just a lot of encouragement and you want to make it you know make it fun for them. You know lots of games and activities to you know encourage you know not everybody going to the ball stay spread out. Passing games those are definitely good ones just focusing on you know everybody stay away from each other and not migrating to the ball things like that. So, those are just some good tips on how coach beginners soccer players.